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I Wanna Be Literated #273
BOOKS

Shuna’s Journey by Hayao Miyazaki Look, I love Miyazaki, OK? Who doesn’t? I know he’s as “basic” as they get for anime exposure, but if he’s what people default to, God bless ‘em. Anything he does is miles above any movie in creativity. Also, the man...

Friday, 05 January 2024
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Vinyl Vlog 631
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Pearl Jam Give Way Record Store Day Exclusive Everything critical that can be said about Pearl Jam has already been said. What’s left now are just end stories and personal experiences. The validity of “grunge” as a music genre can be debated (and it should be...

Thursday, 04 January 2024
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Vinyl Vlog 630
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into The Dwarves’ Concept Album LP. To say that The Dwarves have been around and weathered a lot of pop cultural storms is an understatement. Since forming in Chicago in the mid-Eighties, The Dwarves have reinvented the...

Monday, 25 December 2023
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Ground Control Magazine’s Year in Review 2023
FEATURES

Bam! What a year, am I right? It certainly has been one for me. Let’s not get into it, but I’m just glad to be here, you know? Happy to be bringing you cutting edge content. Looking at those other sites’ best-of lists makes me realize there’s no accounting for...

Wednesday, 20 December 2023
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Vinyl Vlog 629
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Tropical Breakdown LP by Pierre Omer’s Swing Revue. Ever since Swing Kids came out in 1993 featuring a cast of very talented dancers, hipsters have wanted to revive swing music and dancing and make it their own. The...

Wednesday, 20 December 2023
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TV Party Tonight! #137
DVD/Blu-Ray

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:Mutant Mayhem I used to be obsessed with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as a kid. Probably to an unhealthy degree. I remember picking up the Shell Shocked VHS (or was it Beta?) from the video rental place when I was a kid, and being...

Saturday, 16 December 2023
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Vinyl Vlog 628
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the The Legend of Ice-T: Crime Stories 3LP set by Ice-T. It’s hard to know what to make of The Legend of Ice-T: Crime Stories exactly, in part because what the album wants to be isn’t particularly clear. A very...

Wednesday, 13 December 2023
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TV Party Tonight! #136
4K/Blu-rRay

Blue Beetle Let’s just get to it, OK? Because, this one is a straight up bummer. I’m saying this because I just came off  watching the Flash and being absolutely blown away by how competent and engaging it was. It wasn’t the greatest movie by any means, but...

Monday, 11 December 2023
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SPOTLIGHT: Darkadelic
FEATURES

WHO: The Damned WHAT: Darkadelic WHY: Look, there’s no reason why seasoned veterans would still be putting out quality music this long into their career, but Darkadelic is catchy, sounds fresh, and made by a band who’s been around the block. There is no way a song...

Friday, 08 December 2023
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Vinyl Vlog 627
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into Volores’ Ages LP. It may come as a surprise, but there’s a reason that I elected to review Ace Of Wands’ newest LP and Ages by Volores back-to-back: the albums feel like the work of two bands who could easily...

Thursday, 07 December 2023
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